The Book.

'Oval Ways and Treble Days' is a book I have written about Caernarfon Town’s memorable 2012/13 season, which saw the club win a historic treble just two years after nearly going out of business following years of financial problems.
Back cover blurb:  ‘One of the most famous football clubs in Wales, Caernarfon Town, went perilously close to folding when they were served with a suspension notice from the Cymru Alliance League in February 2010.
The team celebrating their league triumph.
The club was saved from extinction when a group of supporters formed a new committee and ensured the team was able to complete its fixture list. Despite securing the club’s short-term future, relegation duly followed and the Canaries found themselves in the third tier of Welsh football.
A difficult first season followed for the new regime but the campaign ended on a high when the team, under manager Steve Smith, won the Barritt Cup. Unfortunately, Smith failed to build on this success and, less than twelve months later, he left the Oval.
With the committee firmly established and the club financially secure, everything finally seemed in place to mount a challenge for promotion back into the second tier of the Welsh Pyramid System.
It was a critical stage in the club’s renaissance and they needed a manager who could lead the team to the league title. 
This is the story of the committee’s search for that manager and the man they appointed, Lee Dixon, finally gave the Canaries something to sing about. 
The 2012/13 season will forever be remembered as the campaign in which Caernarfon Town finally regained its pride.’

What people have said about the book:
"Reporting on Caernarfon Town's outstanding treble-winning season of 2012/13 was a real pleasure.I was more than confident, therefore, that a 262-page book reliving that unforgettable campaign would be well worth a read. And I was right. Oval Ways and Treble Days by Paul Evans is a cracking publication. It had me engrossed from the start."
Dave Jones, North Wales' Premier Sports Reporter. 
"For anyone that hasn't got this you really need to get it, it's a fantastic read. Very interesting." 
Paul Dunford. (Caernarfon Town supporter).
A second Oval Ways Review by Dave Jones. 

"Just finished the book, a great read, superb job!"
Colin Hughes (Caernarfon Town supporter). 

"A great read and a must for all Caernarfon  Town and football fans."
Bob Argyle Wright (Caernarfon Town supporter).

In the book I take a detailed, and I hope at times humorous look at the season, with a match-by-match guide, contributions from the manager, his staff, the players, committee members and supporters and provides what I hope is an interesting and insightful account of life behind the scenes of one of Wales’ most famous clubs.
There are over one hundred photographs taken during the season, the majority of which were provided by one of Gwynedd’s top photographers, Richard Birch. 
You can buy the book directly from the home page of this blog, with all profits from the sale of Oval Ways and Treble Days distributed equally between the Caernarfon Town Football Club Academy and Waunfawr Primary School.
With members of the treble winning team on book launch night. 
If you are a football supporter who enjoys reading about the game, at whatever level, then I am sure you will find something of interest in this book.
Oval Ways and Treble Days costs £10.00 through this blog and postage and packaging is free. 
I am happy to sign and dedicate all orders, so let me know when you are ordering if you want me to do this.
The book is also available at Palas Prints, Palace Street, Caernarfon or you can order directly through their website by using this link: 
Palas Print Bookstore Online Order Page
Thank you very much for taking a look!
Paul Evans.   

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